Saddle embolism of the aorta: A complication of streptokinase therapy Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Face
  • Facial Bones
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome

abstract

  • Streptokinase was given to a patient with an unsuspected left ventricular aneurysm as treatment for acute pulmonary embolism. After 2 days of therapy, a large thrombus dislodged from the left ventricular aneurysm and produced an acute saddle embolic occlusion of the abdominal aorta. Detection of mural thrombi by two-dimensional echocardiography in patients with evidence of previous myocardial infarction might prove helpful in identifying those at risk for this complication of streptokinase therapy.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000174000

PubMed ID

  • 3719601

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 156

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 73

number

  • 3